Interview With Lauren Jonik (Writer & Photographer At Shoot Like A Girl Photography)

Interview With Lauren Jonik (Writer & Photographer At Shoot Like A Girl Photography)

I am primarily self-taught and learned to shoot simply by paying attention to the world around me. I gravitated towards scenes that moved me emotionally or seemed to tell a story--or were captivating for some reason. Much of it has been instinctual, though I have great appreciation for how light falls upon a scene. I learned by shooting on film and since I was paying for film and developing (which could get expensive!), there was a big incentive to get good images without taking too many shots. It taught me to be mindful and to take a look--and a second look--before pressing the shutter button. I applied that mindset when I transitioned to shooting digitally.

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